Founding Director/Professor of the Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

Employer
Our Lady of the Lake University
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Posted
Apr 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founding Director/Professor of the Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

 

Our Lady of the Lake University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Founding Director/Professor of the Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Our Lady of the Lake University invites applications and nominations for this exciting opportunity to build the new doctoral program from the ground up.  Reporting to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies, this position will include directing the Woolfolk School, curriculum planning for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders, the continuing development of the doctoral program, and working collaboratively with the Harry Jersig Clinic Director to determine direction of clinic services and practicum training.  This is a 11-month, tenure-track faculty appointment.

 

Our Lady of the Lake University

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston (The Woodlands), the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

 

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership and the College of Professional Studies OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats. Visit www.ollusa.edu for further information.

 

Mission and Vision Statement

As a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a community whose members are committed to serve students by:

  • Ensuring quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate learning experiences;
  • Fostering spiritual, personal, and professional growth; and
  • Preparing students for success and continued service.

 

Inspired by Catholic values and the heritage of the founding Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a community called to transform individuals as they discover their purpose in life. We aspire to be nationally recognized for our distinctive programs, our expertise in Mexican American culture, and our diverse graduates who lead and serve with faith and wisdom to improve the world.

 

The Suburban San Antonio Community

SAN ANTONIO is a dynamic and multi-cultural metropolitan area in the south-central part of the state. With a population of more than 2.23 million people, the greater San Antonio region is the 25th largest metropolitan area in the United States, with more growth on the horizon. It’s the second-largest populated city in Texas and seventh in the U.S.

 

San Antonio lays claim to six Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

 

San Antonio has a strong military presence as well. Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base (which constitute Joint Base San Antonio), the Kelly Field Annex, and Brooks City-Base are in or near the city.

 

Famous for its Spanish missions – which are World Heritage Sites – the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, and major theme parks, the city is visited by approximately 26 million tourists annually. The city is also home to the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, one of the largest of its kind in the country.

 

OLLU is viewed as a collaborative neighbor and partner in the region. Indeed, its nickname is “The Jewel of the Westside.” Located just three miles from the center of town, the university’s home is well situated for students, faculty and staff to enjoy the vibrancy of San Antonio’s socio-economic, cultural, and recreational offerings. Moreover, OLLU’s proximity to more than 30 institutions of higher learning in the region opens doors to the university for potential partnerships.

 

The Position

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Founding Director and full-time faculty member in its Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. OLLU seeks someone of vision with a national scope to direct the new school and launch its developing doctoral program. Associate or Full professor rank is strongly preferred.  Strong leadership and communication skills are required.

 

Responsibilities include directing the Woolfolk School, curriculum planning for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders, the continuing development of the doctoral program, and working collaboratively with the Jersig Clinic Director to determine the direction of clinic services and practicum training. As a teaching institution, teaching will be incorporated into the administrative load and will consist of 1 - 2 courses per semester based on strategic initiatives identified. Additional responsibilities include ongoing participation in the development of the graduate and undergraduate programs, future development of a child language research center, and involvement in school, college and university initiatives, as well as external associations related to the development of support for the Woolfolk School and its programs.

 

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have obtained their doctoral degree in communication disorders or a related field. The selected candidate must have at least 5 years' experience with higher education administration and be able to obtain a TX licensure for speech-language pathology. The ideal candidate should possess a distinguished academic record in teaching, research/scholarship, and service that merits appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the College of Professional Studies.  The ideal candidate can communicate both orally and in writing, work collaboratively in teams, interact effectively with colleagues, administrators, faculty and students as well as external constituencies, and provide visionary leadership for this academic program. ASHA certification is preferred for the person chosen for this position.

 

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the CSD Program Director position should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Mr. Jamie Marcus, Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

jamiemarcus@scotthealy.com

The full and complete application should contain the following information:

  1. A cover letter outlining your experience in Speech-Language Pathology and/or in related fields in higher education.
  2. A complete CV outlining your career in higher education and within health - related areas. 
  3. The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers.  References will not be contacted without written permission.

 

Applications submitted by May 14, 2018, will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled. 

 

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE

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